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This month 25 years ago: November 1991


Manufacturing’s image; Cincinnati Milacron – another low-cost VMC, eyes growing market share; Yamazaki Machinery UK one of the 10 best in the world; Renishaw easy accuracy check; modular fixturing; gang-tooled lathes; ...

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Metrology case file: checking composites


At composites part specialist Reverie, a Baty R14 profile projector is used for non-contact measurement and inspection of autoclaved carbon fibre composite parts, and also as a method of checking CNC cutting tool ...

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Minding the gap: training the next generation


Ford Engineering Group’s pre-apprenticeship training programme is being refreshed with a new provider and new teaching facilities that may also double up as a training facility for Haas Automation in the future. Will ...

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Thinking local: Faro opens UK metrology service centre


From June, the 1,800 Faro Technologies products installed in the UK can be serviced in Rugby. The service and calibration centre offers repairs, recalibration and recertification of Faro arms, Vantage laser trackers and ...

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Showmanship: MACH 2016 review


The biennial MACH exhibition is the UK’s number one manufacturing technology showcase. Machinery tracked down new launches for its June ‘Launched at MACH’ supplement, but offers these early observations on the event as ...

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National standard


Metrology expert Mitutoyo has been running its City & Guilds metrology training course for just over one year. Andrew Allcock visited to hear about the early success of the qualification and subsequent activity

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Innovation destination


Andrew Allcock visited Renishaw’s new Innovation Centre at its Wotton-under-Edge headquarters. An impressive and pivotal expansion, it is but one of a number for the successful global firm, he discovers

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Turn on and tune in


Today, sensors sprinkled around a factory watching process variables – temperature, runtime, vibration – can be strung together in a data network. The right computer hardware and software can weave those streams ...

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Scanning confidence


NPL Huddersfield laboratories has undertaken research to help companies more reliably and repeatably employ non-contact laser scanning on a CMM. Andrew Allcock heard more at a recent Nikon Metrology Open Day event